Deeno the Dinosaur stands guard in a sun-dappled grassy knoll at the Market at Spring Creek. The wayward brontosaurus was stolen over the summer from its home at the shopping center, located on the corner of Circle Drive and Monterey Road. It was returned more than a month later, and today wears a purple banner around its neck, thanking Colorado Springs residents for helping bring it home. [Express photo/Regan Foster]

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